Local community support and action is essential to achieving public health and environmental gains. Municipal burning ordinances, zoning rules, and building codes remain the primary means of regulating most forms of wood and biomass burning. As such, local community members have the greatest say and impact in ensuring strong regulations that protect public health and improve air quality. Community action is also needed in the permitting process for larger biomass ICIs to make sure its concerns are taken into account.
This page provides and links to get people involved in biomass issues in their community. Reporting burning connect them to a form to make complaints to DEP, Model legislation provides examples of good burning ordinances, and current projects connects them with ongoing I See Smoke campaigns. Click on the links below for more information, or feel free to send us an email via the contact link below.